The innovation age requires leaders to think differently about how they bring out the best in themselves and their people. The leader of the future is the leader who asks rather than tells, who mentors rather than directs, who requests rather demands, and...read more
I read an article in The Australian recently that reported on the fact that leadership training in Australia has fallen behind the times. Not only that – but when it is done it is usually only targeted to people who are already in senior leadership...read more
Over the last 20 years we’ve seen many household name brands become obsolete or lose market share as a result of new players in the industry. In the common business vernacular they’ve been ‘disrupted’. One of the most commonly cited examples is Uber’s disruption of...read more
Meet Siomara Valdes, an octogenarian who can still totally rock a packed house. I met her when we went to see the show The Bar at Bueno Vista at the QPAC Playhouse last weekend and was completely blown away by this legend of Cuban music. She mesmerised us...read more
Intrapreneurs are the future of your organisation. They will find ways of rising above obstacles, barriers, entrenched thinking, bureaucratic constraints to help bring enormous value and transformation within organisations. I often use the metaphor of a...read more
This article is specifically dedicated to all those in my network who work in the public sector because it is public sector innovation month. Many of my clients in government have shared that they some great events and initiatives lined up to showcase and...read more
Last week saw the official launch of my new book Intrapreneur: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change. It was a glittering event with a wonderfully diverse group of people gathering to celebrate intrapreneurialism. And there...read more
Are you an innovative leader? Take our questionnaire below to find out. The highest possible score is 75. Let me know what you got. Over the years I have had the enormous privilege of working with some amazing leaders in my Innovative Leader’s Mentoring...read more
Leading from the middle is about influencing rather than directing those around you and requires the leader to lead by example. It is the creation of an environment in which innovation, as well as people, flourish. It challenges traditional notions of what it means to...read more
Author Sarah Ban Breathnach’s said “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do” This aptly sums up the essence of an intrapreneur. They are people who can operate at both ends of the spectrum – dreaming and...read more
In my previous life as an academic, one of the projects I worked on while at Griffith University was the Griffith Graduate Project. The component that I was involved with looked at how to help undergraduate students acquire the suite of skills commonly referred to as...read more
Leaders generally regard talent as vital to the organisation’s survival and progress. Every organisation today benefits from a steady stream of fresh thinking and original ideas to drive innovation. An entrepreneurial mindset brings this much-needed creative thinking...read more
Entrapreneurs are problem solvers who are being recognized as the driving force behind innovation in organizations. Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is leading the charge in this new way of working. In this episode, she shares how to be an intrapreneur and how to create a culture that fosters creativity and intrapreneurialism.
On this episode, you’ll hear how Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw transitioned from a high school teacher to become Australia’s leading expert on creativity and innovation. Listen in when she discusses the strategies she uses to facilitate knowledge retention and behaviour change in the workshops.